I would like to share with you the great success we had in our 1st summer poetry festival
It was an amazing opportunity to share with the community, and also acknowledge the amazing talented people we have here at Newham.
It was a powerful and inspirational afternoon and I have already start to work in our next big event: Poetry exhibition on August Sunday 21st 2016 at Stratford library.
As open mic was so successful, it will be part of all our events, so please keep writing!
On Sunday we had music, Tuomo K. playing his guitar, Alvaro Suarez's exhibition, open mic where talented people from all ages participated and I invited to Pilar lopez, a Spanish singer, poet and activist to join me in my last performance.
Here the video.
Our poetry gatherings are an amazing opportunity to share our poems but also to have inspiration to keep our creativity working.
Last time one of our local poets brought some exercises and games that were so helpful in our process and also very fun. We had deep and sophisticate poems and also some reflection about the simplicity of life.
Here one of them:
the honey of my mouth
Oozing the peaceful rhyme, flowing from my chew
sniffing the fragrance of the sweet curves
snoring ever so loudly in the hidden gems
squeeze all of them....
seeing my mouth with all of those things, which lies with peace
Sweet tree with a sprout of joy
stretch for greeting
and ripe in my mouth
chewing the delight colour bag
of which come with melody
creeping out of my pocket
The garden of opportunity
is the land that's wither away
due to the tasting of sweet dreams
that you're sent into
the black hole
The brand you brought
if you knew to chew bitterness
and the sweetness of the tree
are passing out of breath
can we grow another sweet tree?
when the taste is gone?""
A beautiful piece of art from our talented group member Gareth Batenga
Sonia Quintero Poet and organizer of Stratford Poetry group.